I've got the Hayward 1HP Superpump (Model #: SP2607X10). The motor is seized on it. Took it apart, and there's nothing that could make it spin.
So, I was about to buy the replacement motor (Model #: UST1102), but I noticed the dual speed motor (Model #: STS1102) for the dual speed Hayward 1HP Superpump (Model #: SP2607X102S) for $100 more.
Few quick questions:
1) I know for some pumps you can replace the single speed motor with a dual speed. Does anyone know in this particular case if it can be done?
2) Looks like the dual speed is 230v only. I can't remember off hand if I'm currently wired for 115 or 230. But if I'm 115, it's not a big deal to have it switched to 230, right? Just basically replace the circuit breaker, right? (I have a dedicated line for the pump).
3) I'm about to install a salt water system (Compupool most likely). Will the dual speed effect it anyway? Would I still be able to gain the advantages or would I always need to run it at normal speed?
4) Another option I have instead is to get an energy efficient motor (Model #: UCT1102) for $60 more. Says it's 33% more energy efficient. Would this be as good (or almost as good) of a route to take?